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Rachel Silkowski is the assistant winemaker since 2011 at Loring Wine Company. Beginning with the 2013 vintage, she made a small amount of wine under her own RASI label. The first vintage of 25 cases was mainly for friends and family, but increased production with the 2014 vintage.
The name, RASI, comes from the first two letters of her names, but she pronounces it "racy," an appropo description of her wine, since racy means full of zest of vigor, piquant, suggestive.
The single Pinot Noir is a blend of grapes from three vineyards. Each label features a wine splotch with its corresponding bottle number on the winery website.
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2014 RASI 3 Barrels Sta. Rita Hills Pinot Noir
14.3% alc., $42. A blend of fruit from Kessler-Haak, Clos Pepe and Rancho La Viña vineyards produced by the assistant winemaker, Rachel Silkowski, at Loring Wine Company. Second vintage. · Moderate reddish purple color in the glass. Thoroughly enjoyable from start to finish, this wine sports flamboyant aromas of black cherry, spice and tobacco oak, and delicious flavors of perfectly ripened black cherry and black raspberry fruits clothed in fine grain tannins. Generous on the attack, then building in intensity on the palate, and offering an extended finish with deft integration of oak. This wine really stands out. Score: 93. Reviewed December 12, 2015 ARTICLE »